THE ANIMAL NETWORK... of Orange County
Feline Disaster Preparedness
Whether It Be Disasters Created By Man
Or Natural Disasters Be Prepared To Save Your Pets!
Orange County Firestorm As Seen From Dana Point Harbor
WANT TO KNOW WHAT TO DO?
This information has been written by DiAnna Pfaff-Martin the founder of Community Animal Network. Some items you may wonder why the need to purchase as they are bigger and bulkier than you would feel be necessary. However, considering that you may travel with the animals and need to confine them other than being inside a carrier, it would be necessary.
CAUTION: Your beloved felines may become aggressive with each other when placed together in a small spot. Be aware that even the most loving cat when frightened can scratch. Have a large bath towel to cover a stressed animal before trying to move it.
Right NOW have your animal microchipped ( Cost: approx. $35.00 - $50.00 + pet registration fee) And mail in and pay the small Pet Registration fee.
Rotate Fresh Water in your disaster kit every two months
Make and Keep an Animal Identification Document with Emergency Contact Information Store in A Baggie or Have Laminated
Purchase a Dog Fence / Playpen style and use a king size sheet secured with clothes pins to secure it as a cover to contain the cat(s) without having to be in a carrier for endless hours.
Have a Cat Harness / Leash For Each Animal
Animals Gender and Name
Current Medications & Special Conditions
Emergency Family and Friends Contacts
Collar and Current Pet Tag
Litter Bags / Baggies or Brown bags
Photo of You and Your Pet In Case You Get Separated and To Prove Ownership.
Disinfectant / Hand sanitizer
Litter Because you may not be able to change the litter use only scoopable litter for disaster relief
FIRST AID KIT
Large Pet Carrier (One for Each Animal Stress brings out aggression)
Aluminum pan 12 (sold at the grocery as a lasagna baking pan)
Terry Cloth Towels Line your Carrier In case of Urination
Pack A Detailed Road Map to Get Off Major Roads That May Be Closed or Crowded
Collapsible Water bowl
Case of canned cat food
Large Bag of Dry Food
Large Trash Can liner
Travel Size Dish Soap
HOTELS & PET BOARDING
Research Hotels that take pets in Advance
Gather A List Of Boarding Facilities Outside of Your Area
ANIMAL RESCUE GROUPS
Pack phone numbers along with a copy of web site important information